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- Illinois Has Approved 2,000 Medical Marijuana Patients The health department says about 19,500 people have started the patient registration process. Of those, about 2,700 have submitted at least part of the application. The tally is still far short of the number of patients the program's coordinator...
- Want To Cut The Calories From Rice In Half? Add Fat Researchers at the American Chemical Society's national meeting recently revealed a cooking technique that cuts 50-60% of the calories from rice.
- Some Illinois Doctors Reluctant To Prescribe Medical Marijuana CBS 2's Dorothy Tucker reports on why physicians seem to be leery, even if they have qualifying patients.
- Chicago Woman Searches For Her Late Sister's Dress Terry Almanza would like to wear the purple garment at her niece's wedding. CBS 2's Mai Martinez reports.
- Allergy Alert: Tough Season Ahead After a long cold winter, at last spring is in the air. So is something else. CBS 2's Chris Martinez reports.
- Cook County Judge Says Medical Marijuana Delay Can Continue A Cook County judge ruled Thursday that a temporary restraining order delaying a medical marijuana cultivation center in northeastern Illinois can remain in place. Judge Kathleen Kennedy also ordered the plaintiff to post a bond of $200,000 to...
- University Of Illinois Trustees Approve New Medical School The unanimous vote on Thursday means the university and Urbana-based Carle Foundation hospital will negotiate the details of the hospital's pledge to provide $100 million to the project over 10 years.
- South Suburban Mayors Reaching Out To Enlist African American Organ Donors Mayors from the south suburbs have teamed up with the Gift of Hope organ donation network, in a campaign aimed at increasing the numbers of organ donors in the black community, where far fewer are donors, and many more are in need of transplants.
- Apple Watch & ResearchKit Raise Privacy Concerns Apple's announcement brought the potential for a healthier future with innovative technology that’s guaranteed to take the world by storm for its practicality and it’s privacy risks.
- Medical Marijuana Lawsuit Focuses On Secret Permitting Process A Cook County judge is expected to hear arguments Tuesday on what documents should be part of the case. A Chicago company called PM Rx is suing the Department of Agriculture, claiming the agency broke its own rules when awarding marijuana cultivation...
- Mom: Teen Daughter Vaccinated Without Her Consent Michelle Miller says she believed she'd given Norwegian American Hospital -- and Chicago Public Schools -- permission to give her daughter a physical for the upcoming track season at Wells High School. Her daughter got way more than that, CBS 2's...
- Shot In The Arm Can Lead To Shoulder Injury CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports on a mistake that's becoming more common when patients are given shots.
- Lambs Farm Getting A Handle On "Frustrating" Bed Bug Problem Experts say bed bugs can be found almost anywhere; from homes and businesses to hotels, shelters, and hospitals. Now, an organization for the developmentally disabled in the Chicago area is fighting them.
- Cardinal George Hospitalized For Tests The Chicago Archdiocese said the cardinal was admitted to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood on Sunday, and “will stay for several days of tests to evaluate his condition.”
- Visitors To Long Grove Menards Might Have Been Exposed To Measles Fearing exposure to measles for potentially hundreds of people at a Menards store in north suburban Long Grove, the Lake County health department is setting up clinics to give out free measles shots for people who haven't received the vaccine.